School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) is a multi-disciplinary unit focusing on the region known as the Near or Middle East, which includes the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, providing a full range of language courses in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew (through Judaic Studies).

MENAS offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Arts (MA), Accelerated Masters (AMP), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Middle Eastern and North African Studies, with courses in Anthropology, Art and Architecture, Geography, History, Linguistics, Islamic Studies, Literary Studies, Mass Culture and Media Studies, Minority Studies, and Political Science. Other degrees include a BA in Arabic and a dual major of Arabic/MENAS.

MENAS offers, in conjunction with other departments, a Dual BA in MENAS and Religious Studies, a Dual MA in MENAS and Journalism, a Dual MA in MENAS and Library Science, a Dual MA-MPA in MENAS and Public Policy, and a Dual PhD in MENAS and Anthropology. Minor Programs in MENAS are offered for PhD students in other departments.

MENAS also houses the Project GO, Arabic Flagship, and Center for Arabic Studies Abroad programs.

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